Player of the Match
Player of the Match
225dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

South Africa seamers set up crushing win

Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Dale Steyn sliced through Pakistan's top order to effectively end the match before it had even properly begun

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Umar Akmal
49(41) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
9 0 4 5 3 1 10 17
Q de Kock
48(38) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 17 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 1 5 5 22 3 5 7

Best performances - Bowlers

DW Steyn
O4
M0
R15
W3
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
LL Tsotsobe
O4
M2
R9
W2
Eco2.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

13 November 2013 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Vishal Dikshit

10.40pm Pakistan still don't have answers for the questions thrown at them by South Africa. They are still clueless against Steyn, couldn't handle the short balls and apart from Umar Akmal, no batsman survived for too long. Only 98 were posted on the board and even though the bowlers can't be blamed on this pitch, Pakistan's fielding could have been much better to give some fight. So South Africa go up 1-0 in the T20 series with another convincing win as de Kock carries his form into this format.

Taha Munir: "What was the use of 8 bowlers. Match over inside 15 overs when they could have bowled 32 combined. No specialist batsman around?"

Time for the presentation:

Mohammad Hafeez: I personally feel that we couldn't setup the total we wanted to, the early wickets did the damage and the South Africa bowlers really bowled to their plans. Our batsmen are not taking the responsibility which individuals have to in a team. We have the talent but we need to work harder for the team. One person can't do this, it's not magic and as a batsman you have to look for runs and partnerships. We have the talent, it just needs application.

Dale Steyn is the Man of the Match: I enjoying bowling in general and the shorter formats are a lot of fun. I try and land the ball in one area and pretend it's going somewhere else, it's a lot of fun. I'm landing the ball in the right area and especially if the ball is swinging, Lopsy got a couple of wickets and you have a chance of finding the edge. I didn't know what to count on any more for dismissing Hafeez, it's a nice challenge against him and I'm fortunate to have the better of him.

Faf du Plessis: It was a pretty good game and that's how you want to start the series by breaking their back initially. The wicket was quite dry and our bowlers have been putting their batsmen under pressure. I wasn't too surprised by their selection but seeing Afridi at No. 3 was a surprise against the new ball. De Kock is playing beautifully, it's a nice purple patch for him and hopefully he'll keep going fir us. We're looking forward to the World Cup and try and get to the number 1 or 2 spot till then. We want to beat Pakistan here and then back in SA.

That's all we have for you tonight, join us again for the second T20 on Friday which will end this tour before Pakistan head to South Africa for a few more of these. Goodbye till then, it's Vishal Dikshit signing off!

14.3
1
Shahid Afridi to du Plessis, 1 run, full outside off and Faf drives it down the ground to long-off to seal the chase
14.2
1
Shahid Afridi to de Kock, 1 run, slower outside off, slapped to long-on
14.1
4
Shahid Afridi to de Kock, FOUR runs, short of length outside off, de Kock goes back and cuts it late past short third man for four

END OF OVER:
14 | 7 Runs | SA: 93/1 (6 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.64, RRR: 1.00)

  • F du Plessis36 (39b)
  • Q de Kock43 (36b)
  • Saeed Ajmal4-0-12-0
  • Mohammad Hafeez3-0-24-0
13.6
0
Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, on length on off, Faf defends it on leg with the turn
13.5
1
Saeed Ajmal to de Kock, 1 run, short of length on leg, steered to deep midwicket
13.4
4
Saeed Ajmal to de Kock, FOUR runs, flighted on off, de Kock made room and swept it from the middle of the bat to the wide long on boundary for four along the ground